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Chiefs fans show support through music

Posted at 6:13 PM, Jan 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-30 19:13:35-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — The Kansas City Chiefs' run to the Super Bowl has inspired fans across the region to write songs about the team.

Kansas City resident and singer Dut Kemenjang will release a song he wrote called "Get It Off Yo Chest" Sunday. He wrote the song 10 years ago, but he decided to change the words to make it a Chiefs hype anthem earlier this season.

"I relate to them because it took them 50-something years for them to come to where they're at," Kemenjang said.

He said the song represents their journey to the Super Bowl, as well as his journey escaping a war zone in Africa.

The hip hop song has a high energy feel, which Kemenjang said reflects the team's players.

"That energy, I see it with the Chiefs and Mahomes and all the others," Kemenjang said.

He recently filmed a music video for the song and hopes to watch it succeed.

Another artist is showing his love for the Chiefs through song.

Carl Arnold's song, which he wrote in about 10 minutes, is called "Super Bowl Bound."

Arnold said he enjoys writing songs for his church. His wife, Kristy, encouraged him to put something together when she saw others doing it on social media.

"Some of the words in the song are, 'It's been too long since they won,'" Arnold said. "Everybody's really excited about the team going to the Super Bowl."

The Chiefs' success is inspiring musicians in Seneca, Missouri, too.

Brothers Joe and Derek Rhatigan wrote "Our Chiefs Kingdom Prayer" after the team won the AFC Championship.

"We wrote it kind of as a dedication for our dad who passed away in 2011 and all the other Chiefs fans that are no longer here with us," Joe Rhatigan said.

Joe said the brothers are far from professional musicians, but they hope others will see the importance in their lyrics.

"It's just about family and friends and the love of the game and the love of Chiefs football and sharing that experience as a memory," Joe Rhatigan said.

The Rhatigan brothers will be playing at Union Station from 4:30-5 p.m. Friday for the pep rally streetcar stop.